Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Manga Review: Barakamon, Volume 14, by Satsuki Yoshino

Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: Yen Press
Release Date: September 2017
Volumes: 16+
Spoilers?: Light.
Volume: 1. 13. 15.

Goodreads Synopsis:

Reality is tough, but...surely, the future must be bright.
Handa-sensei has returned from Tokyo with a new declaration--he's going to start his own calligraphy school! But will he find any students!? But when an unusually cold winter brings rare snow to the island, is Handa prepared to hibernate the time away...?


Handa and Naru get home from their trip to Tokyo, and are reminded that Kousuke showed up as they left, and has been staying at Handa's place. It's a mess, and Kousuke is being a spoiled child.
Now that Handa's back, he's going ahead with his plans to start his own calligraphy school, though there really aren't that many students on their tiny island. He also has very high expectations; he's a big dreamer.
Quite a bit is progressing in this series. Handa is moving forward in his dream; Kousuke has decided what he wants to do. Handa finally gets to face off with his old rival on the farm. And then Miwa's dad makes a surprise announcement, and we get to see Miwa grow some enthusiasm. The volume ends on a very good note, though, with a little celebration and everyone in a pretty good spot.
This is always a fun series, and I'm looking forward to the next one.

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